On April 23rd 2002, the KDE Project released the first beta version of KOffice 1.3. It comes with many new features and improvements, new filters, hyphenation and the new database client Kexi (screenshots). Read more in the KOffice 1.3 Beta 1 announcement and in the full KOffice 1.3 Beta 1 changelog. First binary packages are available, or grab the sources or use the newest version of Konstruct (cd apps/koffice-unstable;make install). The second beta and feature freeze is planned for June 24th.